Courtesy Visit of Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc (January 19, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 20 January 2023

Department of Agriculture (DA) Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa welcomed Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc during his courtesy visit to the DA on January 19, 2023.

The officials discussed about the Ilocos Norte local government unit (LGU) proposal for the establishment of a trading center and a multi-commodity processing center in the province to benefit both the local producers and consumers.

The LGU will be coordinating with the DA-Regional Field Office in Ilocos, the DA-Agricultural and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS), and the DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) for the said projects.

Governor Manotoc said that the LGU would like to partner with the DA for market-driven investments in the local agriculture sector.

Undersecretary Panganiban recognized the LGU’s initiative and shared ongoing DA projects in the Province of Ilocos Norte. ### (photos by Alan Jacalan, DA-AFID)